27 Memorial Dr W Bethlehem, PA USA 18015
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a private institution located 50 miles north of Philadelphia, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Lehigh is known for engineering programs, and it is highly regarded as one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. Notable alumni include former president of Chrysler Corporation Lee Iacocca, national news anchor Stephanie Ruhle, and NBA star C.J. McCollum.
Ranked 45 in the nation, Lehigh is selective school. Its acceptance rate is 50%, and its graduation rate is 86%. Lehigh’s undergraduate tuition is $58,970 per year, plus fees; its graduate tuition is $27,130 per year, plus fees. A total of 7,067 students are enrolled. Lehigh has five colleges, with 111 undergraduate and graduate majors and online programs. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Lehigh’s main 360-acre campus is located on the wooded slope of South Mountain. Half of the campus is preserved as open space. All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. The university has over 200 student clubs and organizations, including 24 fraternities and sororities. A third of the student body is involved in Greek Life. The Lehigh Mountain Hawks are members of the Patriot League, and they compete in 25 NCAA Division I sports. Lehigh is proud of its school colors, brown and white, but the origin of the colors is cloaked in folklore: as a group of men were discussing school colors, a woman walked by wearing stylish brown and white stockings – their decision was made. Off campus, students can explore Bethlehem, which is located on the Lehigh River in Eastern Pennsylvania. The seventh-largest city in the state, Bethlehem blends historic and current cultures, giving students a unique experience. Trendy restaurants, historic academic sites, and modern entertainment make Bethlehem an enjoyable college experience.
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